Can PostSecret and Facebook Save a Life? - TIME NewsFeed


I think its a nice thing if random strangers can provide the support which informal social networks once did but I'm uneasy about the sort of emotionally unstable society which depends upon the input of strangers online to function.

A lot of the traditional checks and balances which lead to emotional intelligence and social competence are abscent from online interactions, I think this is why Trolls absolutely thrive online.

This is also the down side, for every good news story about lives save I'll bet you could find one about stalkers, predators or down right wicked individuals who just dont care and have tormented people into a bad frame of mind if not worse.